Help us provide companionship, advice and support for older people facing later life alone.
BRIT School Event
After running an intergenerational drama workshop at AUKC for 5 weeks, BRIT school invites you to the Summer finale. Join us for Tea & cake and an afternoon of interactive activities, singing, dancing, drama & raffle!
Check our Special Events page for information on this and other events.
Advocacy Volunteer Role
We have new volunteer roles open. We are looking for outstanding volunteers passionate about helping people and willing to keep constantly up to date with social sector issues. If you are interested, see details on the Advocacy Volunteer role here and check our other Volunteer roles.
Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness Award
One of our befrienders, Angela Kulanayagam, has won the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness Award, one of the categories of Age UK’s ‘Spirit of Awards’ event. Angela has been befriending since Feb 2015 and during that time has visited 10 clients in total resulting in 346 visits (692 hours). At one time she was visiting 6 clients each week spread all over the borough. She listens to their good and bad times, comforts them, enjoys a cup of tea whilst chatting and laughs together with them.
This is an outstanding contribution to our befriending service and to Croydon’s elderly clients. We are delighted for Angela and she will be accompanied to a special evening ceremony at the Merchant Taylors' Hall in London on Wednesday 28 June by Geeta Shah, our Visiting Services Coordinator, who will be representing all of our befrienders
Medal for Excellence
Brian Calvert, Age UK Croydon’s Financial Advocate, seen here with his City & Guilds Medal for Excellence, which was awarded for his work during the Advocacy Diploma Qualification. This is only awarded to 400 people worldwide during the year and Brian is one of only 5 people to receive it in the field of Social Care this year.
Age UK Croydon have provided an advocacy service in Croydon for more than 15 years, supporting older people to speak up about issues that affect them and where necessary, speaking up on their behalf.
Brian with Katie Smith-Palomeque, Director and lead advocate, IAQ Training Centre Co-ordinator, Libra Partnership Ltd and Kate Pierpoint, acting CEO of Age UK Croydon.
We need more Helpline Volunteers!
We are currently seeking for potential Helpline Volunteers. If you have a polite telephone manner and enjoy helping others, this voluntary role will interest you. Click here for more details...
For this year's Big Knit, we're going for 2 million hats and we can’t do this without you. For every behatted smoothie that gets sold, Age UK receives 25p to help keep older people warm and well.
It's easy to get involved. Whether you’re new to casting on or already know your garter from your stocking stitch, it's easy to get started. Get yourself some needles, wool and your favourite chair (train carriages and cafes also work well) and get knitting! Package up your lovely hats and get them to us by 1 July 2017. Start with an easy doodle hat and see how here!
Age UK Croydon offers a wide range of products and services designed with the needs of the over-50's in mind.
We believe that later life should be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.
Age UK Croydon's information directory will help you find firms and organisations offering services locally and nationally
Volunteer with us
By volunteering with us you can gain confidence or experience for work, meet new people, make the difference to the life of older vulnerable people in the community and have fun!
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Don't know how to use your tablet or laptop? Want to make the most out of the internet?
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Need some help but don’t know where to start? We are here to help you. Talk to us about anything from welfare benefits, money management, to social care and local services
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Why not pop over to Scrathchley Hall for one of our Healthier Lifestyles Hubs and feel better in mind and body.
For more information including dates and times, please see the Healthier Lifestyles project page.
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Join us to relax and play a game or two every Tuesday fortnight between 1:30-3:30pm.
View our poster for specific dates and further information.
Games Day poster
Our Quality Marks
Age UK Croydon has achieved the Organisational Quality Standards (OQS) for local Age UKs in England. The OQS are assessed exterally and endorsed by the Charity Commission.
More information about OQS
Age UK Croydon holds the Advice Quality Standard, which provides you with assurance that we have met certain criteria that demonstrates a commitment to quality.
For more information, visit the AQS website.